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Feb 5, 2013 3:00pm PST
folks in washington could not come together to eliminate special interest tax loopholes. >> jennifer: he's urging congress to pass a short-term budget that would delay the deep budget cuts known as sequestration. those are going to take affect next month. the president's plan would include spending cuts and increases in revenue, a balanced approach. in a statement house speaker responded to the proposal saying we believe there is a better way to reduce the deficit. the president's sequester should be replaced with spending cuts and reforms. that will start us on the path to balancing the budget in ten years. there is no balance in terms of revenue. the question is are congress and the white house headed for yet another big showdown. to come to us from washington to answer that question is karen bass from california. thank you for coming to the war room. >> thank you for having me again. >> jennifer: you bet. so the republicans are saying that obama's plan as he announced today are dead on arrival. are they serious? is this just posturing before they reach a deal? >> i certainly hope
Feb 6, 2013 3:00pm PST
, in both cases they have really strong restrictions on immigration. and immigrants pay payroll taxes, social security taxes, sales taxes. they put much more into the system than they ever take out. so it's a question of fairness a question of how we strengthen american workers and protect the dignity and rights of the immigrant worker. >> jennifer: what do you make of the news today that fox con is the apple computer parts plant in china what do you think of the fact that they announced that they are going to allow workers to unionize? >> i think it's a really positive step in the right direction. i hope it's legitimate. we see tremendous abuse of workers in ail different parts of the world. we're involved in a campaign in mexico, where tremendous abuse of worker, and they do wire harness work in deplorable conditions. it's very much like the fox con story. anywhere that global public pressure can convince companies that they should give workers the right to organize and the right to collective bargaining that is very very positive. >> jennifer: and will that convince countries they
Feb 4, 2013 3:00pm PST
outraged if the tax dollars they have are being used to fund people including we buy a lot of glocks and that commercial that you saw was funded in part by the citizens of indianapolis and taxpayers around the country. and so the mayor of seattle and i looked at each other, and said we are going to be fought on these initiatives. and we said wait a minute we buy a lot. we have information from 60 cities already. and glocks are the number one gun that police departments buy around the country. >> jennifer: just to be specific about it though, so glock presumably is funding the nra, because they want to see more glocks purchased. if they, what backed out of support for the nra, or if they themselves decided not to labby congress that would be an indication to you that this was a werethy place to place minneapolis's citizen's money in terms of the police department. >> today when we got our first round of data that glocks are the number one gun that the mayors we surveyed buy. so we want to have a good conversation with them. but let's have that conversation. what we want to do is ideally h
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